I’ve been fortunate enough to travel a fair bit this year and I have definitely caught the travel bug! I love discovering the sights and sounds of new cities and going away doesn’t mean you have to go far, weekend breaks within Europe can be affordable and just as exciting if you plan in advance.
New on my list of my favourite cities in Europe is Rome – my last trip of the year and one of my best!
During our trip to Rome we stayed in Hotel Indigo Rome – St George, which can be found on the quaint cobbled street of Via Giulia. The location is prime for those who are particularly interested in visiting Vatican City and the Pantheon as both are a mere walking distance away. Although the hotel is in a prime tourist location, it is very cute and quiet as the street is a restricted traffic zone so you can still get some rest when you’re not packing your day full of sightseeing.
We arrived to the hotel earlier than our check in time and were greeted by the super friendly and hospitable staff at the front desk who tried their best to ensure the room was ready as soon as possible. They didn’t have to do this but the fact that they did was a very kind and thoughtful touch. We popped round the corner for a quick bite for breakfast and by the time we returned the room was ready for us.
Check in was very quick and efficient, the staff explained where the room was and the facilities available. In addition we asked about how to purchase tickets for certain tourist attractions such as the Vatican museums and the staff told us that they could arrange all of this for us so we wouldn’t have to deal with the fuss of trying to book several tickets or waiting in endless queues- such a relief when you’re trying to plan an activity-filled trip! The hotel staff at the front desk had an exceptional proficiency of English too. This is very helpful if, like me, you unfortunately don’t know much Italian aside from the names of some delicious dishes.
We were then told which number our room was and the floor and we took the stairs up as we were in the first floor. We had absolutely no trouble finding the room as the layout (more…)